Intellectual Property and its Importance for Your Small Business


Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @EvansIPLaw. Andrea H. Evans, Esq. is the founder of Evans IP Law, a Maryland-based law firm specializing patent, trademark and copyright law.  […]

3 SEO Tactics Could Get You Kicked Out of Google


Guest Article Ever dabbled in SEO before? You know, Search Engine Optimization? It’s a way to use content to try to get more organic traffic from search engines like Google. If you have, you might have experience with the spectrum that is everything you can do to allegedly help your site rise in the search […]

Five Free Resources for Making Infographics


By now we have all heard (and maybe even repeated) the axiom that visuals increase audience engagement. However, using sources like Shutterstock or Getty Images for attractive visuals is only part of the equation. Infographics are another source of visual communication and have the advantage of being portable, linkable, and able to break down complex […]

Alternative Resources to Fund Your Tech Start-up


Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my interview with @PowerMovesNOLA. Veteran investment executive and entrepreneur Earl Robinson has been named President, and economic development expert September Hargrove has been named […]

What Every Small Business Should Know About Digital Crime


Guest Article It seems like every few weeks has revealed another major hacking case, where a group of malicious agents break into the computer system of a major company or government agency and steal the personal information of workers or customers. All kinds of companies seem to be at risk for these kinds of attacks, […]

SmallBizLady’s 5 Favorite Cloud Computing Tools


I’m a firm believer in working smarter, not harder. That’s why you’ve gotta love all the cool cloud computing tools that have popped up over the past several years. Now, I’m no expert, and there are certainly more tools than I have time to cover in a single blog post, but I want to share […]

Ready for the Cloud, But Don’t Know Where to Start?


Being resistant to technology will get you nowhere these days. After all, small businesses are more efficient by leveraging smartphones, apps, and software programs to save time and money. If you make a mental shift and consider the benefits of adding cloud computing to the list of technology used in your company, you will be […]

Four Tips for Women to Take the Fear Out of Tech


Sponsored Post These days, all it takes is a stroll through the business section of your local bookstore or a quick glimpse at CNBC to recognize that women are stepping out from supporting roles, showcasing their entrepreneurial prowess, and embracing technology at record rates. Recent data supports that theory. Currently, more than 9.1 million firms in […]

Engage Your Customers on Twitter in Just 30 Minutes a Day


Social media has revolutionized the face of customer engagement because of how easy it is for people to connect with one another. Nonetheless as an entrepreneur, your time is extremely valuable and you want to get the most out of your social media efforts. I believe you should focus on one social media account to […]